San Jose

Man Killed in Early Morning Hit-and-Run in San Jose

NBC Bay Area

San Jose police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that left one man dead early Saturday morning.

Officers were dispatched to East Hedding and 15th streets just after 3 a.m. on reports of a person down, police said. 

Investigators believe the man was on the road when a vehicle traveling eastbound on Hedding Street struck him. The driver fled, police said, noting that they have not yet identified a suspect.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, but he won't be identified until his next of kin have been notified, police said.

The hit-and-run marks San Jose's 42nd fatal collision and 44th victim of 2016. It is also the year's 18th fatality involving a car and pedestrian, according to police.

People with information are asked to call Detective Kevin McMillin at 408-277-4654. Anonymous tips can be sent to the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 408-947-7867.

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